Looney Tunes Super Stars: Daffy Duck Frustrated Fowl
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I have already contacted the powers that be at Warner Home Video to request a re-call and issue a proper un-cropped DVD of these classic cartoons.
This would have NEVER happened in the Golden Collection sets. Someone who does not know better must be in charge now!
"Frustrated Fowl" is the best way to describe this DVD! This will be the LAST Looney Tunes DVD that I buy if this is going to be the new standard. Keep the old un-cropped Laserdiscs, a TRAVESTY has been committed here!
1-800-553-6937 is the Warner Home Video customer service number.
****DAFFY DILLY information****
When Daffy Dilly was first released to theaters on October 30 1948, it was a two-strip CINECOLOR Nitrate film. One color was on each side of the print. On August 18 1956 Warner Brothers re-released the cartoon, re-mastered as a three-strip TECHNICOLOR Safety film (replacing the original titles & credits with the new 'Blue Ribbon' titles).
The original 2-strip Nitrate negatives were either lost or destroyed after this. BUT a Safety film 16mm archival CINECOLOR print has survived with all of the original titles & credits.Read more ›
For example, in the original version of "Design For Leaving," Elmer Fudd is shown sitting on a bus, and we can see his face through the bus's window. But on this DVD, we can only see his mouth and the bottom of his nose.
Warner Bros claims that their reason for doing this is because that's what the artists originally intended. I very much doubt this claim. Why would they draw Elmer's face if they never intended for anyone to be able to see it? Furthermore, none of the cartoons on the six Looney Tunes Golden Collections are matted, and no one ever complained about the fact that those cartoons weren't matted.
I bought all six Golden Collections. But I will not be buying "Frustrated Fowl."
But, there is a serious flaw with this, and the Bugs Bunny disc. The aspect ratio is screwed up. The first few cartoons are just find, presented in a proper "pillar box" format on a wide screen TV. But then, starting with Design for Leaving, the cartoons are suddenly full screen, cropping the top and bottom of the image. At first I thought I had a defective disc, but when both this and the Bugs disc showed the same problem, it suggested to me that WB has screwed up on the mastering of these discs. And yes, it is a formatting error with the disc. If you play the disc on an older 4:3 TV, the ones that are stretched on the wide screen sets are squished inward on the older style ones. This is really sad becuase these are excellent cartoons, but I refuse to pay good money for a defective product. I'll be returning my copies for a refund. :(
Be polite yet firm. Make sure to suggest the idea of a disc replacement program.
But cropping two-thirds of the cartoons on this set was a completely unnecessary thing to do. I really don't understand the mentality that was behind this decision. Just who is WB catering to by ruining these cartoons like this?
Anybody seeing these cartoons presented in this skewed edited fashion will give the viewer a false, unfair and misleading impression, and lack of enjoyment they would otherwise experience seeing these cartoons as originally produced, at the cinema or back on Saturday Morning TV. Do you self and your family a big favour and steer clear of this release until it has been recalled and the cartoons restored to their original classic stature allowing them to be fully enjoyed and appreciated the way their original writers, directors and animators intended them to be.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am really enjoying this DVD right now. Very good expectations!
Daffy Duck is by far one of my favorite Looney Tunes characters. This DVD does include some newly released to DVD episodes, as well as episodes that may have been seen on other... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jarrett Long
I JUST LOVE TO LAUGH AND THIS COLLECTION IS EXCATLY WHAT I NEEDED. IT IS SO FUNNY AND SOMETHING NECESSARY IN ANYONES CARTOON COLLECTION.Published 23 months ago by Tab
As a child I enjoyed cartoons, especially the old cartoons because its what I grew up with. Its one of my best memories. Read morePublished 23 months ago by gloria velasquez
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